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An ethnographic investigation of lifestyle change, living for the moment, and obesity emergence in Nauru

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The Republic of Nauru, a small Pacific island nation, has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. Obesity emerged rapidly in Nauru during the 1970s, a period characterised by political independence and unprecedented economic growth resulting from lucrative phosphate mining. In the mid-1970s, the Nauruan population was one of the first in the world in which obesity, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease – co-morbidities associated with obesity – were identified as significant ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:bd001d98-7648-4d2b-9d92-8130f022b34b
Local pid:
ora:7977

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